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Burqas, Made into Evening Bags? –The Huffington Post, 2/4/09

I attended the New York International Gift Fair last week, where I was completely taken by a line of evening bags, made from re-purposed Afghani burqas. I’ve written about it over at the Huffington Post.

Here are burqas in their original form:

Burqa_Afghanistan_01.jpg
Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burqa_Afghanistan_01.jpg

And here are the bags:

Zardozi's Burqa Bags

It’s hard to imagine someone making an evening bag out of the Iranian chador, although I suppose it could happen.

Oh, and while I’m on the subject of new uses for burqas, check out this article about Bluetooth enabled burqas.

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